FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Lancaster Village Board unanimously voted to cancel their annual 4th of July Parade, festivities and fireworks show in the interest public health and safety due to the current COVID 19 Crisis said Mayor William Schroeder.
"As much as we had hoped that conditions would allow us to hold these activities, our concerns over large gatherings and the enforcement of social distancing requirements led us to this decision" Schroeder explained. "Normally, we could anticipate crowds of 8000 to 10,000 people for the 2-3 day events and with so many other communities cancelling their events, we felt that those numbers would drastically increase, raising those numbers and increasing potential risks." "It is our hope to be able to provide a more normal 4th of July Celebration next year. We want to make sure that our community can stay safe during these uncertain times."
William C. Schroeder
Village of Lancaster,NY